Early Light [2016 Remaster]

by Night's Bright Colors

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1.
Never was a man to say a word Never was the man to take his turn Never was the one to stop and sight a line in play Never was the one to want to stay The well is full of whispered secrets The prayer is just a coin that you toss down With charms of gold around your fingers Adding all the minutes you save And counting on an early grave Always was a boy of soft neglect Always was a boy to not reflect Always was the one to stop side line the play Always was the one to walk away A grin and then the false confession Had a dash of Punic Faith Nothing easy that's unwilling Adding all the minutes you save And counting on an early grave And fall into an early grave
2.
Sallisaw 03:16
Where the sun dims yellow Paints like picture day glowing Out in the fields A red head cartwheels His back a silhouette black And eyes on the next tract Says this too will pass and Nothing can last And I can break your big wall down Break your big wall down This man that goes before me And cradles his story In powerful hands Drug through the sand Says i can fill with stars your crown Fill with stars your crown Still the latest night Dreams of early light Circle again and when it stays to morning into Sudden change in weather Breaks us untogether And everything Covered in green Falls away too soon A forced hand to move He turns again And speaks of when He will fill with stars your crown Fill with stars your crown
3.
Swing girl Looks just like Penelope Tree Flared skirt The kind you find on Carnaby Street Sweet bird Buys the latest sensible thing See her (Sparkle on the tip of her wing) Finding all the prettiest rings Crushed red velvet at Chelsea her Northern eyes will stare Leaves alone by Lambretta says she wasn't there Swing girl Fashions in the style of Quant See her Dancing to amphetamine dawn
4.
Cold rush to the head it's going down Ain't no coming around this is feeling I've been dying to know, I've been trying to know Think I start to see red it's slowing down Shooting straight for the ground and hit the ceiling I decided to go Birnam's holiday in artificial shade A weekend lost and gone again Eyes shift, furtive glance, solitary dance From dusk to dawn to dusk again Cold rush to the head it's going down Ain't no coming around this is feeling I've been dying to know, I've been trying to know think i start to see red it's slowing down Shooting straight for the ground and hit the ceiling I decided to go
5.
Your eyes awaken and so remain The light expression to trip those words What's holding me a cold stare Has let me go Your soul naked an image swayed Told of you have gifts of golden vein To scar myself blind And be myself Well, I can dream
6.
They're equally know for elegance And a well placed opulence They follow life in all the latest magazines And aim the lights, paint storyboards to stage the scene Fashion a style and hearts to sell A dedicated clientele They rearrange the rules and calibrate the steps Society hail fellow proper and well met Amongst their ranks there cannot be A more congenial coterie Fingers clique and champagne crates appear Have conversations the world bends in to hear The stars align and shine down on you Above they smile on you
7.
The bar opens at noon on the other side of town It's a dog day afternoon and the rain is coming down And I can see the warm half light is something happening tonight? The gutter is a river from the window seat And the cars are streaking silver trailways in the street And I can see the lamppost light Is something happening tonight Time is water like the rain here Canvases like Hassam paints Silent as we drink sinner's beer And by midnight it turns to saint's The bartender is saving other people's tears From the bottles and the battles of the hearts he hears And I can see the half moon light Of something happening tonight
8.
It's always the same a stranger sits down at the game Quick always to blame a danger nobody can name He begins with luck and warm reception And ends abrupt with cool deception It's always the same a stranger sits down at the game Here's the art of misdirection The slightest sleight escapes detection And everybody's recollection stirred, and then it gets turned Go down with the ship all the tight smiles and loose lips And cracking the whip, knuckles white as they lose grip Deceives and lies like a sailor's morning Well-red skies and without warning Go down with the ship, all the tight smiles and loose lips Fake a fall for sympathetic vote An apology on a parenthetic note Now you see it now you don't Believe The lie within belief Charms everyone One hand culling the wreck and the other is stacking the deck And if you should check, there's just enough there for your neck A line of soft and easy invention Draws and quarters your attention One hand combing the wreck and the other one's stacking the deck Here's the art of misdirection A flashing smile completes the lesson And getting up in full possession Leaves A dazzling leave
9.
Sybil 03:05
Watching through kaleidoscope A perfect circle puzzle pieces never fit the mold Spinning in the yard In the golden moment Just before just before the sun is gone Together as one

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Night's Bright Colors #6

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released June 4, 2013

songs by jason smith
cover by paul schattel

kevin stanford: guitar on "Blood In The Moon/Warm Wine"
josh rhinehart: bass, percussion on "Blood In The Moon/Warm Wine"
paul schattel: guitar, percussion on "Something Happening Tonight"

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Night's Bright Colors Asheville, North Carolina

Night’s Bright Colors is the recording project of Asheville musician Jason Smith. Active since 2003, NBC has released 8 albums and 3 EPs of original music that combine elements of pop, electronic, folk, classical, and experimental music. Palette, a career retrospective containing 12 newly remastered tracks from previous albums, was released in the Fall of 2017. ... more

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